Best of 2013: Guest Posts

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Continuing with the “Best of” theme of 2013, today I wanted to share some of the more popular GUEST ARTICLES I posted up onto the site this year.

I was fortunate enough to have some really smart and passionate people offer to write for my site (and for free no less) within the last twelve months.  Some were respected and well known names, while others were less known (albeit no less respected) and just looking for an “in” or avenue to a broader audience.

Nevertheless I was very appreciative for their contributions and whether you read them already or this is the first time you’re laying eyes on them, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

By the way:  go see Wolf of Wall Street. It’s legit!

I bit disturbing that we go out of our way to glamorize “shady” people with the moral compass of a dingle-berry (the movie is based off a true story), but it’s vintage Scorcese (drugs, violence, and boobs) and DiCaprio acts his ass off.

I’ll be writing up a Year in Review in movies soon, but suffice it to say that this one is right up at the top of the list for on my favorites of the year.

Okay, lets get to the topic at hand:  The Best Guest Posts of 2013!

Exercises You Should Be Doing (Better): Box Jumps – Trust me:  this is an exercise that, while in theory should be a “piece of cake,” is probably one of the more butchered exercises out there in terms of not only execution but application as well.

5 Reasons Your Glutes Aren’t Growing – Glutes are all the rage nowadays, but there are still some very common misconceptions with regards to how to train them effectively.

The Truth About a Healthy SpinePart One, Part Two – Everyone at some point deals with a back that hates them.  And while there are a million and one different opinions as to which is the best approach in terms of diagnosing and treating low back pain (some are spot on, and others, well, not so much), there are still a hefty number of fallacies that seem to reverberate within the industry.  This article attempts to debunk some of the more common fails.

Why We Are the Even Weaker Sex – We are a society that is scared shitless of everything.  This article was targeted towards women in particular, but could just as easily be applied to men.  Excellent piece of writing by my friend Kellie Hart Davis.

6 Ways to Make Your Body Hate You – Some people treat their cars better than their own body.  In this article my friend James Garland expounds on a few common “themes” that people (including himself) tend to gravitate towards which do nothing but derail progress in the gym.

Muscle Confusion – At the end of the day it’s a bulls*** term that a lot of people like to use to make themselves sound smart.

An Athlete’s Approach to Optimal Eating – This was an excellent article written by Nate Miyaki who’s someone I respect a lot when it comes to 1) nutrition and 2) being ripped.

Don’t Let That Injury Derail You – I’ve said it numerous times here on this site as well as various articles I’ve written: “You can ALWAYS find a way to train around an injury.”

Of course there are extenuating scenarios like a major spinal injury that will throw a monkey-wrench into things, but for the most part it’s uncanny how some people will use ay excuse (OMG – I’ve got a hang nail!!!!) to not train.

A Deadlift 3 Times Per Week Program – You didn’t really think an article with this sort of title wouldn’t make the “Best Of” list did you????

Stay Excited! About Anything! – Written by my girlfriend, Lisa, this article serves as a point of motivation for people to, well, get motivated.  About anything.

It’s growing to be a running joke:  but people seem to LOVE it whenever Lisa chimes in with an article.  Look to see more of her on this site in 2014!

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